Seeing Nano apps and resources

  • Seeing Nano
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SeeingNano, a consortium funded by the European Union (EU) has developed two mobile phone applications: the SeeingNano app and the NanoScopic Memory app, and group activities: the Memory, the Profiler and the Origami. • SeeingNano App: The SeeingNano app uses augmented reality. To use it, simply download and print the SeeingNano Markers. Point your camera at the image and move your device forward; you can now dive to see the at the nanoscale on the surface of a car engine piston, in an LCD screen and observe self-organising peptides reparing a tooth. • SeeingNano Memory: Two different Memory Games that help the players link applications of nanotechnology and their nanoscale aspects. The first level, for younger audiences, requires the player to match cards representing both nanostructures and their larger counterparts. At the second stage, the player makes the link between objects and how they look when observed at the nanoscale. • SeeingNano Profiler: The SeeingNano Profiler is an activity where the user fills in a test to get an insight in what are people’s interest in (nano)science and technologies. • SeeingNano Origami: To visualise and understand the interactions at the nanoscale, the SeeingNano Origami invites users to a paper-folding activity where they can physically experience the phenomena we observe at the nanoscale. The SeeingNano Origami proposes four workshops to cover different areas of nanoscience, these address: surfaces, pull up nets, Miura foldings and carbon nanostructures (fullerenes).



Nano Content Map
Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.



Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.

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